skinhole Puchong
© Farizul Hafiz Awang
Policemen standing guard beside the sinkhole in Jalan TK 5/1, Taman Kinrara, Puchong, last night.
SUBANG JAYA: A portion of the road leading to houses and shoplots in Section 5, Taman Kinrara, off Batu 9, Jalan Puchong, collapsed yesterday, leaving a six-metre deep and 4.5-metre wide sinkhole.

The incident happened at 2pm. The earth in the middle of the road suddenly caved in, leaving a hole deep enough to fit four cars.

Luckily, no road users fell into the hole, located near several apartments,

Serdang police chief Superintendent Abdul Razak Elias said police were notified about the sinkhole at Jalan TK 5/1 by residents, before several officers cordoned off the area.

"We decided to close the road pending investigations and repair works by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council."

A check at the scene showed policemen and officers from municipal council inspecting the sinkhole.

They said the problem was most probably caused by underground waterways.